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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Relief from Sanctions
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    Relief from sanctions, or in layman’s terms an application to prevent costs or other penalties being awarded against you for failure to comply with Court directions, is a hot topic for all litigators following the Jackson Reforms which came into effect in April 2013. There have been a number of cases recently which explore the circumstances in which… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    My Landlord is selling the property – will I have to move out?
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    We were approached by a tenant who was worried she would be evicted from the property she was renting under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement because the Landlord wanted to sell it.  The tenant was still within the fixed term of her tenancy agreement with 5 months left to go and wanted to stay in… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Stoney Stanton branch office enjoys continued growth.
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    The residents of Stoney Stanton and the surrounding villages have welcomed the presence of a legal practice in the village with many citing convenience and locality a major bonus. Whilst the office has enjoyed significant growth in Private Client instructions since opening in October the office has also seen a rise in the number of… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Expressing your wishes for future care provision
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    There are two ways in which you can provide for decisions to be taken as to your health and care in the future: An Advance Directive: This is usually a straightforward document designed to cover a specific situation if you should be incapacitated unexpectedly, for example, by way of a sudden stroke or accident. It… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Civil partnerships and pension death benefits
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    When someone dies death benefits may be payable under the deceased’s pension. A Gay/Lesbian person could enter into a Civil Partnership after the 5th December 2005 as introduced by the by the Civil Partnership Act. It appears that a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal has determined that a surviving civil partner’s entitlement to claim the death… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Children follow your behaviour
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    In a recent case a Judge has commended the parents on “the most satisfactory of collaborative efforts” of two parents who have been ensnared in court proceedings for in excess of 10 years. The parents who have twins now 12 years old have attended no less than 24 hearings in this process regarding issues of… Learn more

  • EHL are shortlisted for East Midlands Fastest 40 Awards
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    Edward Hands and Lewis solicitors have been shortlisted for the East Midlands Fastest 40 Awards for the Professional Services category.

  • EHL Wills Team
    Retaining Probate Papers
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    In the case of married couples or civil partners the executors of the second death can be subject to meeting certain criteria applying to HMRC, to utilise any unused nil rate band of the first to die in order to reduce any tax liability. In many cases the first to die may have left their… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Powers of Attorney – are you authorised to make gifts?
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    If you are about to make gifts on behalf of a person where you are an attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney or a Deputy under the Court of Protection, you may wish to consider whether you are legally empowered to do so:- The general principle is that gifts made do not require the… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Don’t forget your pets
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    Edward Hands & Lewis supports the Dog’s Trust as one of our charities.  But animals are often overlooked when making a Will. When making a Will you decide who will be your executors, who will receive your assets and who will look after your children if you should die. Although many families have pets (dogs… Learn more


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